They say that the spirit of the holidays is about spreading cheer, not receiving it. They say that the true joy of the holiday season is the feeling you get when you see a loved one open a present you purchased or made for them. In fact- it shouldn't even matter if you get a single present under your tree.

Credit: Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland via Facebook
Credit: Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland via Facebook
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And Michigan should be one of the homes of Christmas cheer. We're the home of Frankenmuth, which is the unofficial north pole of the midwest.

Zehnder's Snowfest via Facebook
Zehnder's Snowfest via Facebook
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Winter in Michigan even looks like you turned over a snow globe.

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City of Holland
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But, it turns out we're a little stingy when it comes to the Holidays. According to data from the financial gurus at Wallethub, it seems that Michigan is pretty tight on our Holiday budgets.

They say that last year, holiday sales grew 14.1% from the previous year and reached a record $886.7 billion. They predict that this year holiday shopping may be more stressful due to high inflation putting a strain on many people’s wallets.

Which Michigan city has the smallest budget around the holidays?

This is a debatable point due to the size difference between the two cities with the smallest budgets.

The Kalamazoo Mall Wikipedia
The Kalamazoo Mall Wikipedia
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Kalamazoo hits number 533 on the list, with an annual average budget of $604, while Detroit is 439, with a $794 budget.

Which Michigan city spends the most around the holidays?

Not every city in Michigan is tight on their wallets around Christmastime. In fact, the east side of the state has some of the most generous places in the US. Including Rochester Hills which rated 21 in the country with an average budget of $2,516.

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And nearby Troy was 24th on the list spending $2,379 on average each year.

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